Build Yourself on God
Bradon: Coming up in our next episode
Jon: You are going to learn what our favourite childhood toys were!
Bradon: It’s going to be awesome!
Jon: You will not want to miss it!
About the Story
Bradon: Okay, Jon, what was your favourite toy as a child? One that you played with all the time? Or maybe got sad when you lost it?
Jon: I like lego. I played with lego for hours and hours. It was so much fun building things I imagined and then playing with whatever it was. Lego was a lot of fun for me. The worst was when I couldn’t find the unique, one-of-a-kind lego piece I needed for whatever I was dreaming up. I also really like my bike. I would ride my bike all over my small town. It was a lot of fun. We built jumps and trails and found mud pits. There were a few injuries, and there were a lot of fun stories too.
Bradon: That’s awesome! One of mine for sure was LEGO! I remember getting different lego sets for Christmas and birthdays! They were awesome! I still get LEGO for celebrations today! I got a new set for Christmas: a car and a plane. AAANND, I bought a new set while I was in the store! Even cooler, 2 of my best friends work in Denmark at LEGO, which is like a lot of childhood dreams come true! So I was in the store and saw a design my friend was able to create, so of course, I had to buy it!
Jon: That is awesome! And of course, you had to buy it! That is what a good friend does.
Bradon: My thoughts exactly!
Jon: Okay, I assume this will tie into the podcast story portion at some point? And we aren’t just reminiscing on our favourite toys?
Bradon: Sometimes reminiscing is good! It can be a healthy thing!
Jon: Haha, I totally agree!
Bradon: Okay, well, this isn’t directly related to the happenings of the story but more the motivation behind, what I think, led to some of the decision makings.
Jon: Awesome! I am interested, continue!
Bradon: Well, I think there are times when we can feel or think our relationship with God is like GRADE A Awesome! It feels good; we connect regularly! We read, pray and do all the things that join us with Him. But other times, it is the exact opposite!
Jon: Sure, everyone goes through seasons of both. That is more to do with us than it is to do with God.
Bradon: Right, our understanding or our feeling leads to this. But I do not think that it is totally wrong to learn from it. Hear me out
Jon: Alright. Keep going
Bradon: Well, I think there is something to be said about rebuilding, recommitting, or coming back. All of that are themes we see several times in a few different places within the Bible.
Jon: Right. So the idea then is that we will always be able to return, rebuild, and find our home with God?
Bradon: Exactly! We have to acknowledge our humanity, which will come as we continue to read this story. But God’s Honour, his greatness, does not change!
Jon: So how would you say that in a nice, short way?
Bradon: ah, right, Well.
Jon: Oh, I got it!
Bradon: Fine, steal my thunder!
Jon: Build Yourself on God.
Bradon: OHHH, I like that.
Jon: I think it captures the idea that our humanity needs to stand on God, not on our strength. And We talked about LEGO and building walls.